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SI.com: Albert Chen: Gamecocks dominated by Wildcats, three-peat won't come easyupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 11:29:00

OMAHA -- Ray Tanner likes to remind his team that nothing comes easy in this game. He reminds them almost every day. "This game is hard," the South Carolina manager likes to say. "It'll humble you, it'll devastate you, and it'll crush you. If you allow it to."

SI.com: Kirk Kenney: Can anyone stop S. Carolina from College World Series three-peat?updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 22:41:00

A lot of intriguing storylines are in play as the 66th College World Series gets underway Friday in Omaha, Neb. Among them:

SI.com: Kirk Kenney: Field of favorites eyeing Omaha and College World Seriesupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 14:51:00

Seven of the eight national seeds advanced from the regionals (North Carolina was the only national seed to lose), so several favorites are still in the hunt for one of the eight College World Series berths. Two-time defending champion South Carolina and 2011 runner-up Florida are among them. So is six-time champion LSU, which is second only to South California (12 titles) in national championships. Four Pac-12 teams remain alive, including Arizona and Stanford, which have five championships between them. Neither has won a title since the Reagan administration, however, so both programs would be refreshed by victory.

SI.com: Kirk Kenney: NCAA Tournament preview: South Carolina, Florida lead storylinesupdated: Thu May 31 2012 14:41:00

This is the 66th year for the NCAA Division I college baseball championship, more commonly referred to as "The Road to Omaha." It's a nod to the city that has hosted the College World Series for the past half century. At least "The Road to Omaha" is the phrase used by 63 of the 64 teams in the NCAA Tournament. For Creighton, it's "The Road to Home." The Bluejays play their home games at Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park, site of the CWS. That wouldn't make it any less special being one of the eight teams that will play for the national championship. Here's a few things to watch for as this year's journey begins:

Suspected drunk pilot kept off Omaha flight updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 19:10:00

A Chautauqua Airlines pilot was kept off a flight in Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday morning after he failed a blood-alcohol test, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Powerful storms damage planes, portion of concourse in Nebraskaupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 02:13:00

Two violent storms forced the temporary closure of Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, after high winds and baseball-sized hail damaged planes and a portion of a concourse, the airport director said.

Powerful storms force Omaha airport closureupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 23:42:00

Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, was closed Thursday night, stranding hundreds of passengers, after being struck by two violent storms packing high winds and massive hail, the airport director said.

SI.com: Joe Lemire: Walker's heroic effort helps South Carolina down Florida in Game 1updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 11:25:00

OMAHA, Neb. -- Imagine for a minute a plodding, power-hitting first baseman with a broken bone in his hand, who nevertheless launches home runs in batting practice to force his way into the starting lineup and then delivers a pair of hits that alone would have been the story of the night if not for the improbable way he wins the game with his legs. If that sounds like a superhero -- for a night, at least -- you weren't far off.

NRC chairman tours Nebraska nuclear plantsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 01:53:00

A top manager at one of Nebraska's two nuclear power plants says he's "100 percent confident" the facility's countermeasures will keep the overflowing Missouri River from damaging critical gear and causing a hazard to the public.

Flooding threatens power plantsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:19:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Patrick Oppmann about two nuclear power plants in danger of being flooded.

NRC chairman to visit Nebraska nuclear plant surrounded by waterupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:19:00

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected Monday to visit a Nebraska power plant surrounded by Missouri River floodwater.

Flood berm bursts at Nebraska nuclear plantupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 22:36:00

A water-filled berm protecting a nuclear power plant in Nebraska from rising floodwaters collapsed Sunday, according to a spokesman, who said the plant remains secure.

Officials monitoring rising floodwaters at Nebraska nuclear plantsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 14:06:00

U.S. nuclear regulators say two Nebraska nuclear power plants have protected critical equipment from the rising waters of the Missouri River even though flooding has reached the grounds of one of them.

Major flooding in Minot, North Dakotaupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 14:06:00

Residents in Minot, North Dakota, appear resigned to face major flooding as water now flows over the city's dikes.

Nebraska nuclear plant was under alertupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 06:19:00

A nuclear power plant 19 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska, declared an alert due to electrical problems, officials said.

SI.com: Kirk Kenney: In a season of change, familiar powers top college baseball rankingsupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 13:01:00

Change will be evident from start to finish during the 2011 college baseball season, beginning with the bats. NCAA-mandated restrictions have removed the ping and the pop from them, to the point that coaches are predicting lower scores and shorter games as pitchers dominate the hitters. The road to the national championship still leads to Omaha, Neb., but it detours downtown, where TD Ameritrade Park, built at a cost of $128 million, has replaced historic Rosenblatt Stadium. Expect to see some familiar faces during opening ceremonies of the College World Series, however. Half of the teams in the top 10 here reached Omaha last year.

SI.com: The Bonus: Terry Harrington spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commitupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 15:26:00

The full moon rose steadily like movie credits and then hovered on the other side of the Missouri River, backlighting downtown Omaha. It was Homecoming Night at Central High. The Eagles hosted Millard South at their new football stadium, built largely from donations from the city's first family, the Buffetts. Over the din of cheering parents, the strains of the pep band and the refs' whistles, a distinct voice, deep and firm, pierced the autumn air. C'mon Jemal, remember your stance!

2 officers, suspect wounded in Omaha hospital shootingupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:17:00

Two police officers in Omaha, Nebraska, suffered minor wounds and a suspect was critically wounded in a shooting at Omaha's Creighton University Medical Center on Wednesday, police said.

CNNMoney: America's most recession-proof citiesupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 05:03:00

When it comes to recession-proof cities,"the Big O" is still on top.

Man fires pepper spray on protesters outside Marine's funeralupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 11:41:00

A motorist fired pepper spray Saturday at a group of demonstrators and counter-protesters outside a funeral for a U.S. Marine in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.

Money Magazine: Bridge income gaps with an annuityupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:33:00

Question: My husband recently retired and we are in the process of deciding how to invest the money in his 401(k). He and I both have good pension plans and I plan to work at least another five years. We have been advised to invest two-thirds of my husband's 401(k) assets in annuities, but I'm comfortable with putting only a third in annuities. Any advice? -- Jean, Omaha, Nebraska

Money Magazine: Why you can't forget inflationupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 15:58:00

Now that Europe's financial markets have hit a giant speed bump, raising fears that the U.S. recovery could also stall, inflation probably isn't something you're worried about today. But when it comes to the threat of rising prices, there are a couple of things you should know.

Tiger Woods' try for major win highlights sports weekendupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 14:53:00

With the Los Angeles Lakers repeating as NBA champs, the sports world changes seasons. The US Open concludes at historic Pebble Beach this weekend. The College World Series opens in Omaha, Nebraska, for the last time at Rosenblatt Stadium. Countries try to advance to the knockout round in the World Cup in South Africa, and could a major-league pitcher be named MVP for the first time since 1992?

SI.com: Loaded College World Series field for last dance at Rosenblattupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:24:00

OMAHA, Neb. -- Much of the leadup to the 64th College World Series has been focused on Rosenblatt Stadium -- the site of the event since 1950 -- which will be put out to pasture when a new downtown stadium opens in 2011.

CNNMoney: Should you rent or buy?updated: Sat Jun 05 2010 17:47:00

Is it better to buy or rent in Omaha, Neb.?

South can't shake cold spellupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 08:29:00

The South emerged Saturday from another night of bone-rattling cold that has seen records fall and homeless shelters fill to capacity.

Campus snowball fightupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:18:00

University of Wisconsin students celebrate classes being canceled by having a snowball fight.

Winter storm exits, but another is brewingupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:18:00

Freezing temperatures plagued much of the nation Thursday after a major storm moved into Canada, but another storm that will dump more snow in the Sierra Nevada was brewing, forecasters said.

People.com: Miley Cyrus Cancels Omaha Concertupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 00:28:00

The singer, who has been battling strep throat, bows out of her Friday night show

SI.com: College World Series primerupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 13:26:00

The low-down on all eight College World Series participants with detailed scouting reports from coaches who faced them during the regular season.

SI.com: Lee Jenkins: Fresno State baseball my Sportsman pickupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 14:58:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 2. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

Time.com: 2 More Teens Abandoned Under Nebraska Lawupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 13:00:00

Two more teenagers have been abandoned at Nebraska hospitals under the state's much-criticized safe haven law

Hearing from the expertsupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 08:18:00

If you want to learn about business then who better to hear from than a pair of the world's richest men? But what about an Oscar-winning film director? And how about a former spy chief?

Time.com: Second Out-of-State Teen Abandoned in Neb.updated: Mon Oct 13 2008 12:00:00

Nebraska officials say another teenager from outside the state has been left at an Omaha hospital under the state's safe haven law

With teens being left at hospitals, Nebraska Legislature sets hearingupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 20:20:00

Frustrated parents are dumping their teenagers at Nebraska hospitals -- even crossing state lines to do it -- and the state Legislature has scheduled a special hearing to try to stem the tide.

Safe haven law abused?updated: Wed Oct 08 2008 20:20:00

Nebraska's safe haven law was intended to keep newborns from being abandoned, but some parents are using it to dump off teens.

6 ways to save money on drugs and doctorsupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 11:45:00

Most of us know how to save money on groceries: You clip coupons, compare prices at different supermarkets and jump on good sales. But saving money on health care costs? That's much more complicated. Here are six Web sites to help you slash how much you're paying for drugs, dentists, doctors and hospitals.

Time.com: More Nebraska Beef Recalledupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 19:00:00

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal authorities last month assured consumers that a meat plant linked to nearly 50 illnesses caused by tainted ground beef had made enough changes after a recall to ensure that its products were safe. Less than a month later, the same processor has recalled 1.2 million pounds of other beef products that might have sickened more than 30 people.

'I knew it was about to hit'updated: Sat Jun 28 2008 11:14:00

KETV's Scott Buer gives a firsthand account of a storm as it passed through.

SI.com: U.S. Swimming Trials: What To Watch Forupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 16:28:00

As the U.S. Olympic swimming trials get underway on Sunday in Omaha, here are 10 story lines to watch for.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Improbable Fresno State wins CWS updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 10:11:00

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Wonderdogs' Cinderella party on the infield of Rosenblatt Stadium was still hopping, but Steve Detwiler made an early exit, retreating to the locker room behind the first-base dugout to stash away the choicest of souvenirs. "This ball," he said, reaching down into one of the outer pockets of his duffel bag, "this is the last out right here. The national championship ball."

SI.com: Luke Winn: Dogged pursuit of a title marks Fresno State's Cinderella runupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 18:14:00

OMAHA, Neb. -- In the makeshift merchandise tents that line 13th Street here outside Rosenblatt Stadium, prices on most of the College World Series gear have been slashed by now. Shirts emblazoned with logos of powerhouses who've already been sent packing -- Miami and North Carolina, Rice and Stanford, Florida State and LSU -- are half-off in most stands. One still commanding full price, however, is a white tee featuring the Fresno State Bulldog logo, bracketed by three lines of capitalized text in simple Helvetica font that read, "FROM UNDERDOGS / TO WONDERDOGS."

4 teens remembered as model Scoutsupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:58:00

Four Boy Scouts who died Wednesday when a tornado swept through a wilderness camp were remembered for the very qualities that had brought them to the camp in the first place.

Only seconds before tornadoupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:58:00

A 15-year-old describes being in the middle of a tornado at a Boy Scout camp.

Time.com: Iowa Boy Scout Survivors Praisedupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 09:05:00

Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims

'Innocent people going about their daily lives'updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 15:04:00

One stopped to buy presents on his way home from a business trip. One wrapped packages at a department store for the sheer joy of it.

Police: Nine killed in shooting at Omaha mall, including gunmanupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 22:45:00

A 19-year-old gunman who killed eight people and then himself Wednesday at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, left a suicide note, police said.

I saw 'bodies and blood'updated: Thu Dec 06 2007 05:44:00

Witnesses describe the grisly scene inside the store where a gunman killed at least nine at an Omaha, Nebraska mall.

Time.com: 9 Dead in Nebraska Mall Rampageupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 18:00:00

A man with a rifle opened fire at a busy department store Wednesday filled with holiday shoppers, killing eight people before taking his own life

SI.com: Dave Zirin: A.I. becomes advertisement for personal growthupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 18:46:00

When I saw the neon tabloid headline "Allen Iverson faces lawsuit," I thought that the 21st-century NBA bad boy was back courting trouble. I felt the jolt of curiosity that always comes when the man who causes David Stern to reach for the Maalox makes headlines for off-court issues.

Money Magazine: Your house: Breaking the bankupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:36:00

If you've been reading Money Magazine for any length of time, you surely get that saving for retirement should be your top financial priority. Even so, the past decade's easy appreciation in home values has made such fundamental advice seem, well, a lot less urgent.

SI.com: Oregon State romps to another CWS titleupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 00:53:00

OMAHA, Neb. -- At 8:37 p.m. on this sweltering Sunday, after the shadows had at last overtaken Rosenblatt Stadium, Dustin Ackley lined out with two on base for the third out in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the College World Series final. Everyone in the old ballyard on the hill knew: it was all over. Gone was North Carolina's best chance to inject some intrigue into this humdrum championship series; the next inning Oregon State scored twice to turn the game into a laugher for the second-straight night, and an hour later, the Beavers were dancing to Queen on The 'Blatt's resplendent infield grass.

SI.com: Albert Chen: Well-rested, relaxed Beavers favored in CWS finalupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 06:58:00

Floating blow-up dolls in the outfield, infielders assaulted by giant moths, and an anteater infestation: It's been a strange fortnight here at Rosenblatt Stadium, the old blue-rinsed ballyard that every June becomes the cradle of college baseball.

SI.com: Bryan Smith: College World Series Previewupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 23:58:00

Friday kicks off a 10-day adventure in Omaha, Neb., known as the College World Series. The field is littered with surprises, from old favorites to new members of the CWS. One familiar team is Rice on top of the bracket. While the Owls are the odds-on favorite to win another championship, things in Omaha never go as expected. Running down the brackets, here's a breakdown of each team in Rosenblatt Stadium this week, followed by a prediction for who will win it all.

Fortune: Would you like that $11 billion in twenties?updated: Wed Aug 02 2006 15:38:00

On July, Warren Buffett drove himself downtown, walked into the cavernous and nearly deserted central branch of U.S. Bank in Omaha, descended a flight of steps, and opened his large safe-deposit bo...

Money Magazine: Buffett speaksupdated: Fri May 05 2006 07:50:00

They're on the move. Somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000 people are converging on Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend from every state in the union and at least two dozen countries outside the United States.

Fortune: "The Best Advice I Ever Got"updated: Mon Mar 21 2005 00:01:00

Warren Buffett, 74

Fortune: Now The Honeymoon's Over Dick Notebaert pulled Qwest back from the brink of bankruptcy. Here comes the hard part.updated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

As a thick December fog starts to lift in Omaha, Qwest CEO Dick Notebaert is trying to warm up a group of 50 or so telephone repairmen, installers, and engineers packed into a break area that doubl...

Fortune: The Inside Story Of Level 3 It's a saga that brings together Bill Gates, Bernie Ebbers, Bill Miller--and even updated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

On the south side of Omaha, less than a mile west of the Missouri River, sits one of that city's leading tourist attractions: the famed Omaha zoo. Sure, there are those who will quietly snicker at ...

Fortune: FORTUNE 5 Hundred Largest U.S. Corporationsupdated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

[Complete text not available--table also provides market value March 14 2000, rank by market value, profits as percent of revenues (percentage and rank), profits as percent of assets (percentage an...

Fortune: Get Out of My Brain, You Norzoids! It's Y3K, and life sucks. Time to take things into my own boneless hands.updated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

I was in the middle of my late-morning mandatory cranial download when I realized that I couldn't take it anymore. Maybe it was the jolly seasonal music being piped directly into my limbic region t...

Fortune: FORTUNE 5 Hundred Largest U.S. Corporationsupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

[Complete text not available--table also provides profits, rank by profits, percent change in profits from 1997, assets, rank by assets, stockholder's equity, rank by stockholders' equity, market v...

Money Magazine: Are You Really Uninsurable?updated: Thu Apr 01 1999 00:01:00

If you've been told that you can't get insurance--you've had a bypass operation, perhaps, or have diabetes--don't take no for an answer. First check any policy you have for a "guaranteed insurabili...

Money Magazine: Saint Warren Of Omaha It's easier to worship Warren Buffett than it is to understand what makes him a great investorupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00

And then the skies parted for Warren Buffett. No, really. They did. It was the first Saturday in May, Omaha, Nebraska, the beginning of a three-day extravaganza known as the Berkshire Hathaway annu...

Money Magazine: Get Big Yields On Small Sumsupdated: Sun Feb 01 1998 00:01:00

Banks are making it increasingly difficult for small savers to earn top returns. According to Bank Rate Monitor, an industry newsletter, eight of the 20 top-yielding one-year CDs available nationwi...

Money Magazine: THE MONEY ALL STAR BROKERS' TOP PICKS FOR '97 AFTER SCORING GAINS THAT AVERAGED 21% IN 1996, OUR 10 SUPERBROKERS RECOMMEND 30 STupdated: Wed Nov 27 1996 00:01:00

Can you estimate how your portfolio has performed in the year since MONEY published its 1996 roster of 10 All Star brokers and their 30 top picks? Here's a yardstick--the S&P 500-stock index rose a...

Money Magazine: GO WEST FOR THE BEST PRIME JOBS WILL OPEN IN A VARIETY OF AREAS, BUT THE PLUM POSITIONS WILL POP UP FROM THE ROCKIES TO THE PACIupdated: Wed Nov 27 1996 00:01:00

When it comes to your career, you needn't fret much about next year's slow-mo predictions. Granted, after the strongest employment growth in seven years--a robust 2.1% in '96--the next 12 months ar...

Money Magazine: CUT YOUR COSTS BY 85% TRADING ON THE INTERNETupdated: Thu Aug 01 1996 00:01:00

You know those illustrations that supposedly show human evolution--the ones in which a monkey turns into an ape, which turns into a Neanderthal and so on, until we reach the pinnacle of the species...

Money Magazine: MONEY'S ALL STAR BROKERS SHOOT FOR 38% GAINSupdated: Wed Dec 06 1995 00:01:00

Think back to how your portfolio was deployed a year ago when Money published its 1995 list of All Star brokers and their top stocks. The stock and bond markets, you may recall, were as cheerless a...

Fortune: CORPORATE PERFORMANCE BUFFETT OPTS FOR A BIGGER STAGEupdated: Mon Feb 06 1995 00:01:00

No matter how you measure it, Warren Buffett is larger than life-whether it's his $10.3 billion estimated net worth, or the $21,700-per-share stock price of the company he controls, Berkshire Hatha...

Fortune: TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH TRAFFIC-FREE ROADS Engineers are merging computers and concrete to ease driving's biggest pain.updated: Mon Apr 05 1993 00:01:00

With traffic on America's urban highways getting worse, and land and money for new roads scarce, transportation planners are concocting high-tech schemes to improve routes that already exist. By th...

Fortune: SOCIETY'S ORPHANSupdated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

Firefighting practice, caring for animals, a stroll through a tree-shaded neighborhood -- and summer classes -- fill the hours for these kids, residents of Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska. Few of th...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

LAMAR ALEXANDER, 51, U.S. Secretary of Education, on the fall to the lowest level since 1983 in composite SAT scores for college-bound U.S. high school students: ''The simple fact is that even our ...

Money Magazine: Warren and Me My assignment: track down the elusive Warren Buffett, the world's greatest investor, and learn his trade secretsupdated: Thu Aug 01 1991 00:01:00

Like so many stories, this one began when a writer suggested a good idea, only to have editors mess it up. The writer (me), a newcomer to MONEY, proposed a story that would tell readers (you) what ...

Money Magazine: THE TAX PROS FLUNK AGAIN updated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

You are to be commended for the excellent March article entitled ''The Pros Flub Our Third Annual Tax-Return Test.'' If tax experts are not able to come up with a fairly close determination (less t...

Fortune: DIAL 800, TALK TO OMAHAupdated: Mon Jan 29 1990 00:01:00

Ever wonder where your 800 call actually gets answered? Probably in Omaha, which is the 800 capital of the U.S. And if you're dialing for a hotel reservation, the odds that a native Nebraskan will ...

Fortune: THE INSIDE STORY OF WARREN BUFFETT The Wizard of Omaha may well be America's best investor, but another talent is practically a updated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

WARREN BUFFETT, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, calls the conglomerate his ''canvas,'' and shortly, when its annual report comes out, the world will learn precisely what kind of picture this legend...

Fortune: AMERICA'S BEST-RUN CHARITIES The key clue: How much does your favorite cause spend on programs instead of overhead?updated: Mon Nov 09 1987 00:01:00

ROSS PEROT is giving away his $2.5-billion fortune. He says it is all going to charity, ''the best and highest use.'' Over the past two decades he has parted with more than $100 million, and in the...

Fortune: Selling in Georgia, Sneering in Kansas City, Traveling to 12 Offices, and Other Matters. Horsing Aroundupdated: Mon Aug 05 1985 00:01:00

The latest dazzling product of the Keeping Up Software Department was inspired by some articles in Discover, which is owned by the same stockholders as FORTUNE, and presumably these lucky investors...

Fortune: Signalsupdated: Mon May 27 1985 00:01:00

InterNorth of Omaha will spend $2.3 billion to acquire Houston Natural Gas, creating a 37,000-mile pipeline system -- the longest in the U.S. Blaming losses and foreign competition, major U.S. stee...

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